Hadestown is getting a new ruler. Patrick Page, who has played the role of Hades in the Tony Award-winning musical since 2016, will depart the show on December 30. Tom Hewitt, who previously played Hades in 2021, will rejoin the company in his place. Page first starred as Hades in Hadestown's 2016 Off-Broadway premiere at New York Theatre Workshop. He reprised the role in the subsequent Edmonton, London, and Broadway productions. For his Broadway performance, Page received a Tony Award...
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Hell has never looked or sounded so heavenly as at Hadestown on Broadway, the eight-time Tony-winning Best Musical that puts a fresh spin on classic folklore. Get Hadestown tickets now.
The show has journeyed far and wide and, since 2019, Hadestown on Broadway has transformed the Walter Kerr Theatre into the jazzy, seductive underworld. The stage musical began its life in the mind of celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, who turned her idea into a 2010 folk opera concept album. However, songs from the album were performed in her native state of Vermont several times back in 2006 and 2007 as a kind of "D.I.Y. theatre project," as the singer herself described it.
Its current form began to take shape after Mitchell approached Tony Award-nominated director Rachel Chavkin in 2012 following a visit to Chavkin's groundbreaking production of the immersive musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Together the pair co-developed the stage musical, with Mitchell adding 15 new songs and additional dialogue to fill the gaps in the story line and allow deeper characterizations.
Finally, Hadestown was ready to stage its world premiere in May 2016 at New York Theatre Workshop off Broadway, and huge critical acclaim and audience reactions got the run extended to the end of July 2016. The production was also rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination in the category of Outstanding Musical in 2017, along with seven Lucille Lortel Award nominations.
Hadestown made two more stops on its journey to Broadway, with a Canadian premiere at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre in November 2017 and a U.K. premiere at London's National Theatre the following year. The Broadway transfer was officially confirmed during that run, and Hadestown in New York won eight Tony Awards out of 14 nominations, including Best Musical.
This "Road to Hell" may have been a long and winding one that has taken Mitchell and Chavkin over a decade to walk, but the theatrical outcome is heavenly.
What is Hadestown about?
The Hadestown musical is a genre-defying adaptation of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, now in a Depression-era-inspired setting and set to jazz and folk music. The pair's romance gets thwarted when Eurydice, seeing no other options for survival, agrees to work for underworld god Hades in his soulless factory. Orpheus undertakes a dangerous journey to rescue her. Their story is intertwined with the myth of Hades and his own wife, Persephone, and other mythic figures, like the god Hermes and the Fates, also make appearances.
How long is Hadestown?
Hadestown runs 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission.
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Hadestown follows songwriter Orpheus and his mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s mesmerizing melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear in this genre-defying new work that blends modern American folk music with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale.
2hr 30min (incl. intermission)
March 22nd, 2019
September 2nd, 2021
February 26th, 2023
March 22nd, 2019
Walter Kerr Theatre
Cast and creative
By: Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Producer: Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy
Cast list: Lillias White (as Hermes), Eva Noblezada (as Eurydice), Reeve Carney (as Orpheus), Patrick Page (as Hades), Jewelle Blackman (as Persephone), Jessie Shelton, Kay Trinidad, Soara-Joye Ross (as the Fates)
Design: Rachel Hauck
Lighting: Bradley King
Costume: Michael Krass
Choreography: David Neumann
Sound: Nevin Steinberg & Jessica Paz
Other info: Music Direction & Vocal Arrangements by Liam Robinson, Arrangements & Orchestrations by Michael Chorney & Todd Sickafoose, and Dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia
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It's an old song, and they're (still) going to sing it again! Hadestown tickets are now on sale through May 28, 2023. Get Hadestown tickets now. Hadestown is a retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, in which Orpheus takes a dangerous trip to the underworld to rescue his love. In Anaïs Mitchell's contemporary version, the underworld is reimagined as a soulless sweatshop, and the lovers' tale, along with that of underworld rulers Hades and Persephone, is scored with folk and...
Wait for her, she's comin'! Tony Award winner Lillias White joins the cast of Hadestown on Broadway as Hermes, making her the first female actor in the role. She begins performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre on September 13.White has had a four-decade career on Broadway since making her debut in Barnum in 1981. She won a Tony Award for her performance in The Life in 1997, and got another nomination for Fela! in 2010. Her other notable Broadway credits include Dreamgirls as Effie, How to Succeed...
Anaïs Mitchell first conceived Hadestown as a concept album based on classical Greek myths before turning the songs into a full-fledged musical. The basis remained intact: Two myths of troubled couples — Orpheus and Eurydice, and Hades and Persephone — are retold with jazz and folk music and placed in a contemporary industrial setting. Mitchell's interpretation, with plenty of creative liberty, uses the myths to talk about greed and unethical labor, but also the enduring power of...
There's a new god in town! T. Oliver Reid has been announced as the permanent replacement for the role of Hermes in Hadestown. He will take over the role at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre from June 14.Reid replaces original cast member André De Shields, who won a 2019 Tony Award for his portrayal of Hermes. De Shields played his final performance on May 29, and understudies have been playing the role in the meantime.An original cast member himself and the show's dance captain, Reid is an...
All we've ever known is <a href="https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/actor-profile/andr%C3%A9-de-shields" target="_blank"André De Shields as Hermes in Hadestown. But now, the Tony Award-winning original cast member is set to depart the show, playing his final performance on May 29.De Shields has played the role of Hermes since the 2018 London premiere of Hadestown, and he reprised that role for the show's Broadway debut. For his performance in New York, he won the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award,...
UPDATE: Gordon will play her final performance on April 3. Jewelle Blackman, who was in the original Hadestown cast as one of the Fates and a Persephone understudy, will take over the role April 5. Soara-Joye Ross will replace Blackman as a Fate.She's livin' it up on top! Lana Gordon is set to star as Persephone in Hadestown beginning February 22. She replaces Amber Gray, who originated the role on Broadway and received a Featured Actress Tony nomination. Gray departs the show on February...
UPDATE: On October 6, Lana Gordon was announced as the alternate for Persephone, performing the role twice a week in place of Amber Gray beginning October 11.As rehearsals for the return of Hadestown on Broadway begin today, the full Hadestown company has been named. Hadestown resumes performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre from September 2.André De Shields will reprise his Tony-winning performance as Hermes, joined by fellow Tony-nominated actors Eva Noblezada as Eurydice and Amber Gray as...
The eight-time Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown will reopen at the Walter Kerr Theatre this fall. Hadestown performances will resume from September 2, making it the first Broadway musical to reopen since theatres closed over a year ago. Find out more about Hadestown tickets on Broadway here.Hadestown producers said of the musical's reopening: ""For the past 15 months, 'spring will come again,' has become our mantra. Anaïs Mitchell's elegant lyric has gotten us through a year of profound...
Last year's Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' Hadestown offcially opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 17, 2019. To mark its 1-year anniversary on the Great White Way, the fan favorite show is celebrating online with a free living room live stream event. Tune in to the official Facebook and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hadestown/?hl=en" target="_blank"Instagram pages of Hadestown from 6:30pm (ET) tonight to join Tony Award-winning writer, composer & lyricist Anaïs Mitchell and...
The New York Theatre Guide congratulates the Broadway premiere of Hadestown, which was triumphant at The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night, taking home the Grammy for 'Best Musical Theater Album.'Grammys went to the show's composer and lyricist (and producer) Anaïs Mitchell, as well as principal soloists Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and Patrick Page, and cast recording producers Mara Isaacs, David Lai, and Todd...
It's been a long and winding "Road to Hell" (or Broadway, in this case), but the wait was worth it. Anaïs Mitchell's celebrated folk opera Hadestown is the most acclaimed production of the 2018-2019 Broadway season, earning 14 Tony Award nominations.Born in Mitchell's home state of Vermont in 2006 as a "D.I.Y. theatre project", a concept album was born in 2010. Shortly after, Mitchell and Broadway director Rachel Chavkin co-developed the Hadestown musical. Following its Off-Broadway premiere at...
Producers of the Broadway premiere of singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's celebrated folk opera Hadestown have now released official Broadway production photos, featuring cast members Reeve Carney (as Orpheus), 2-time Tony Award nominee AndrÃ© De Shields (as Hermes), Amber Gray (as Persephone), Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada (as Eurydice), and Patrick Page (as Hades), alongside Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad (as The Fates), whilst the chorus of Workers...